Tim McGraw Drove Three Hours To Surprise A Fan After Their Initial Make-A-Wish Plans Were Postponed

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Tim McGraw is a class act.

The country music star recently went above and beyond for a Kentucky girl that is currently battling an undisclosed illness. Emily Kelley is a patient within the Make-a-Wish foundation, and her dream was to meet Tim McGraw.

The “I Like It, I Love It” singer was ready to make that dream come true as soon as possible, and as Scooter Braun (artist manager and CEO of HYBE-America) described in a social media post with Make-a-Wish, McGraw was trying to meet his fan sooner rather than later, but ran into some scheduling issues:

“This past January we had our Make-A-Wish America board meeting in Nashville and I heard about Emily. She has been overcoming so much and fighting the good fight and her dream was to meet Tim McGraw. When we heard this I reached out to Tim and like the incredible human he is he agreed.

With two days to go something unfortunately came up and Tim was no longer going to be in Nashville. We looked at his schedule and agreed there was a show in the area in April and Emily could come to that.”

So there ended up being a little bit of a delay in the planning, but it was all still going to work out. However, McGraw had said he would meet her around that date, so he stuck to his word and drove three hours to meet with Emily:

“But that wasn’t enough for Tim. That 3 months was too long to wait. He asked me where Emily lived in Kentucky and Tim said that he would get in his truck the following week and drive up to Emily the 2 to 3 hours and spend the day with her. What!?! And that is exactly what happened.

I got to surprise her and her family with this video from Tim and the rest is history. Grateful to Tim and our make a wish family and the big machine racing team for making Emily’s wish come true. Tim is truly humble and kind, and a true legend of a human! And yes, Emily was at the show in Nashville with Tim this past weekend too.”

What a great story. The collaborative post from Scooter Braun and Make-a-Wish America below features all of the pictures and videos from the two meetings, with one being at Emily’s home in Kentucky, and the other being at a recent Nashville concert:

Emily herself replied to the post with a message thanking Braun, Make-a-Wish, and Tim McGraw for their generosity:

“I could never thank you guys enough for what you all did for me. THANK YOU, you all are amazing and I’m so thankful to have been apart of this organization.”

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